by Elizabeth Rodeno
All of us at CAPS Media love this time of year. Organizations are lining up their events, school programs are in progress and elections are on their way. This year, for the first time, local elections are happening concurrently with the national elections. This will be great for voter turnout and a challenge to get information on the candidates and issues laid out in the 222-page voter informational guide. During the year and, in particular, in election years, CAPS Media is a go-to place for information. You can learn about the state ballot initiatives, local city and school district candidates and follow the various election forums so you can be up to speed when you cast your ballot. Our Video Voter program lets you meet the candidates and hear what they think. We have been recording 3 full days with the candidates in the studio and are sharing a lot of information. The shows are airing now on CAPS channel 6 and streaming on the web at CAPSMedia.org. Check the website for dates and times.
The ECTV crew got a head start on ArtWalk with an interview with MB Hanrahan and finished their first show covering Ms. Hanrahan, Digital Citizenship and high flying acrobats. These students are fulfilling their lab work volunteering on our studio and location projects. We have a lot going on.
Curbside Coffee with the Ventura Police Department at Elmhurst was the place to be with our cameras. The celebration of Helen Yunker at the Ventura County Museum in downtown Ventura was a pleasure and we captured great stories about her and Ventura. We celebrated the firefighter and heroes’ awards for our public safety officers and our own Suz Montgomery. Our Ventura Legacies program moves along with our Tortilla Flats episodes and there is more of William Schneider Senior and his stories.
Our member programming is rich and diverse from travel to music to drama to politics. As CAPS Media is a membership organization, we honor our members each and every day and support their creativity and help share their voice through training and mentorship. Their voice and yours is part of the story covered by CAPS and all media in Ventura. Check out our social media pages including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and You Tube. View it all on our frequently updated website. A yearly membership at CAPS is only $25, a best bargain for media fans, students and organizations to share your story. Go to www.capsmedia.org or call 805-658-0500 for more information.